I have never been good at speaking on the phone. For some reason I hate it. I mean, I can do a five minute business call with no problem, but prolonged 30-45-60 minute calls filled with nothing but chit-chat. Well, I'm just not good at them. My personality type (INTJ if you are familiar with the Myers-Briggs Instrument) hates idle chit-chat. I am predispositioned not to like idle chatter. And on the phone ... my god, it is painful.
This post is hard to write. I have to share something I am not proud of. I put my mom in a care facility a few months ago. Some of you know that already. Because of Covid I am not allowed to visit at all. I am not allowed to go it and she is not allowed to come out. My only way to communicate with her is over the phone. We've already established my dislike for talking on the phone. Combine with that my fear that she will ask me to come get her and take her home and we have the perfect storm for procrastination.
My brothers (two of them) have a conference call with her every Sunday. And each of us call her once a week on our own. But I dread (no double-dread) making these calls for the reasons mentioned above. Tonight is my night to call. It will be on my mind and bother me all day. I feel like a horrible son.
What should I do? How do I deal with this issue? Uuuggghhh?!?!?! I am embarrassed to write this. Uuuuggggghhhhh?!!!?!
Mom's medical report from the home care is not correct. They have her down again with dementia without personality disorder and heart issues. She has neither!!!!!! For the past 3 years she has had every heart test there is and nothing abnormal has been found. She does have narcolepsy and ptsd!!! If she was 40 years younger, that is what the report might say but because of "her age" they...
I am an 18 year old girl who feels like a monster. Because of this, I am afraid of being out in public. Everyone stares at me and runs away. I have no hair on any part of my body. I am not interested in wearing a wig or head covering. I just want to be me. No one seems to accept me. I have alopecia.